TLDR Finasteride helps hair growth but may cause sexual side effects.
This document is a meta-analysis of 12 studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of finasteride therapy for androgenetic alopecia. The analysis found that finasteride therapy was effective in increasing hair count and improving patient self-assessment and investigator assessment in the short term and long term. However, there was a risk of sexual adverse effects, including erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, and ejaculation dysfunction. The quality of evidence was considered moderate due to the likelihood of publication bias and risk of bias in some studies.View this study on archderm.jamanetwork.com →
Dutasteride more effective for hair growth, but has more side effects than finasteride.
Finasteride may cause slight depression and anxiety.
Finasteride increases hair weight and count in men with hair loss, with best results after four years.
Finasteride improves surrounding scalp hair and increases hair density after hair transplant.
Finasteride, especially in a 1mg dose, effectively slows hair loss and improves hair growth in Japanese men with male pattern hair loss.
Hair loss needs more research for better treatments.
Finasteride increases hair weight and count in men with hair loss.
Finasteride doesn't reduce sexual function in people with hair loss.
Finasteride helps increase hair growth in men with hair loss.
Finasteride 1mg helps reverse hair miniaturization in men and postmenopausal women.
Finasteride increases hair count in middle-aged and elderly men without causing sexual dysfunction.
Finasteride effectively treats male pattern hair loss with a 1 mg daily dose.
Finasteride effectively reduces hair loss by decreasing androgen levels.
The study found that two enzymes linked to hair loss are located in different parts of the scalp, supporting a common treatment's effectiveness.
Finasteride effectively treats frontal hair loss with few side effects.
Finasteride safely and effectively treats male pattern hair loss, but may cause reversible sexual issues and harm male fetuses.
People with hair loss have more androgen receptors and enzymes in certain follicles, with men and women showing different patterns.
Photographic documentation crucial for evaluating hair growth in androgenetic alopecia.
Hair loss in androgenetic alopecia is caused by genetic factors and androgen excess, and can be treated with combined therapies.
Hair loss can cause low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression in men.